Submitted by CranberryPub 1210d ago | article

Five games to see you through the 2012 summer drought

GamerZines writes: "The summer is more famously known in the game’s industry as downtime. With a heavy spring release schedule behind us and a overwhelming behemoth of holiday releases brewing, summer is a time where triple A releases are almost no where to be seen.

But don’t put down your controllers just yet as we’ve chosen five of our most anticipated summer releases selected on the basis that they’ll keep you gaming all summer long." (3DS, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Sleeping Dogs, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, Xbox 360)

Abash  +   1210d ago
Starhawk is all I need
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1209d ago
I do not understand why studios are so opposed to realeasing blockbuster games in summer... I mean, no one else is doing it, and they could get huge amounts of sales, simply because people need something to play in the 2 months they have off

But dev's love crowding games at the very end of the year. AC3, Hitman, Halo 4, BO2, etc are all out in october-november

I mean, I feel like if dev's sold games in Summer, they would have more sales than later on in the year
khan_saab  +   1209d ago
the reason why is because they only the hardcore of the hardcore will buy games in the summer because the casual market is busy going vacations and to cottages etc... in the holiday you get people who dont know much about games buy them. i went to eb games and over there is saw a line of 4-5 senior citizens buy call of duty. chances are they were getting it for some kid.
Ducky  +   1209d ago
I'd figure they've already tried/thought-of it.
But since most of the shopping gets done at the end of the year, and likely nets them the bigger profits.

Summer is usually the time to get the games you missed for cheap... or catching up on your backlog.
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ReservoirDog316  +   1209d ago
The best thing you can do is sign up for the gamefly trial by being recommended by a friend and it'll be $17 for 3 months of gamefly. It'll get you through the whole summer and you can catch up on your backlog.

PM/ask me for more information if you want. It's perfect for the summer video game drought. $17 for 3 months of unlimited games.
Daver  +   1209d ago
Darksiders 2!! unfortunetly it has been delayed.
Chuk5  +   1210d ago
Man, all the release dates for downloadable games (that aren't in the summer of arcade) are up in the air.

Spelunky xbla? Joe Danger the movie? Mark of the ninja? Rock band blitz?

That's the thing I find most infuriating about downloadable games; release dates. Mostly because they barely mean anything as they're getting pushed all the time and downloadable games take longer than boxed games to come out.
knifefight  +   1209d ago
Gravity Rush is an example of gaming as art, fun as heck, and unlike anything before it. Definitely should be on any gamer's list -- casual and hardcore alike.
pandaboy  +   1209d ago
summer drought lol, as if there isn't already enough games to play.
da_2pacalypse  +   1209d ago
lol my backlog is slowly decreasing. But there is at least 5-8 games I have left to play.

PS. Not sure why Dragon's Dogma is not on this list. I'm enjoying the hell out of Dogma right now. It's fantastic!
Psychotica  +   1209d ago
I got tons of games that I have barely scratched the surface on because some other new game would come out shortly after and distract me.
Acquiescence  +   1209d ago
Will most likely get Sleeping Dogs...
that looks like it could be a good amount of fun. GTA meets Hong Kong cinema = yes please. Does Gravity Rush count? Getting that this week for sure.
PS3Freak  +   1209d ago
This list does not excite me very much.

Back to my backlog of games then.
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house  +   1209d ago
why the heck doesn't anyone release games in the summer people would be more willing to buy them just because they have nothing to do hope more devs take note... gravity daze should keep me satisfied for a while
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TXIDarkAvenger  +   1209d ago
Can't wait to play Sleeping Dogs, I've always loved the True Crime series and this takes place in Hong Kong!
J86blum  +   1209d ago
In the words of Red Foreman "Dumbass!" in regards to the artical.

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